U.S. Drops COVID Testing for Incoming Air Travelers

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is canceling the requirement that incoming air travelers to the U.S. (both citizens and foreign nationals) must present to the airlines evidence of completion of a COVID test taken within 1 day.

That requirement was initially put into place Jan. 26, 2021, and revised Dec. 7, 2021. Read more at Updated COVID Testing Requirement for Travelers to U.S. – Chodorow Law Offices (lawandborder.com).

But now, CDC says testing will no longer be required because “many circumstances have changed,” such as the widespread uptake of effective COVID-19 vaccines, higher levels of immunity, and the availability of effective therapeutics.

The new policy is effective for all aircraft departing from their prior point of origin on or after Sunday, June 12, at 12:-1 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

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